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        Breed Standards for the Border Terrier



General Appearance:

The Border Terrier is a medium bone, slightly taller than long.




Muzzle short, darker colored and with a few short whiskers; Eyes medium sized; Head similar to an otter; Small, V-shaped ears, dropping forward;




Moderately short, carried gaily when alert




Red, grizzle and tan, blue and tan, or wheaten




Weight: Male 13 – 15.5 lb; Female 11.5 – 14 lb

                Height:  10 – 11”




It is inquisitive, busy, friendly, and biddable.  It is very good with children and makes a good companion for people of all ages.  It digs, and some bark.  Some are talented escape artists.

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